-Works with Arri SR-1 and Arri SR-2 cameras
-HD Color Video Assist Camera w/ HD-SDI Output
-Provides full-screen, High Definition color image on modern HD monitors– eliminating the need for additional converter boxes/wires
-Draws power from SR body eliminating the need for extra battery and power cable
-Low Power Consumption and can be turned off when not in use
-No brightness reduction in viewfinder
-Covers Super16 frame without vignetting
This is an ingenious little video tap. The light meter in your SR camera (which you most likely never use) is already stealing some brightness from your viewfinder. When you add any of the video taps currently available for the SR, the image in your viewfinder gets even dimmer and hard to see. This is not the case with the Visual Products SR Video Tap. By removing the meter and using the light that was used for the meter, we are able to add an affordable video assist to your SR while maintaining the brightness in the viewfinder.
During development of the Visual Products HD-SDI Hyper Tap, we did some side-by-side comparisons with (standard-definition) video assists– even the high-end Arri IVS units on 16SR-3 cameras (which was the best available solution just a few years ago). The results of the tests were clear: these HD-SDI units far exceeded old cameras in sharpness, color rendition, contrast, low-light capability… EVERYTHING!
The units we have developed are small, lightweight and simple– not to mention priced right. This “elegant solution” approach eliminated expensive frills like programmable generated frame lines and on-screen footage counters– costly features not necessary to going back and seeing if that mic boom really did drop in the shot.
Check out this recent customer testimonial: “Just shot a day on the new SR3 and the tap is amazing. Rivals the taps I’ve used that Panavision has been developing for the Arri 16mm bodies. The Visual Products tap has just a bit of rolling shutter compared to the Panavision, but it’s so much smaller and more light weight it’s a worthwhile trade off.”
The price quoted for the Visual Products Hyper Tap for SRI & SRII cameras is for installation of the tap into your camera in our shop. This is not a user-installable unit. If you have an SR camera with one of our older Standard Definition video taps installed, please contact us for upgrade pricing.
SEE FOOTAGE SHOT OFF OF AN HD MONITOR SHOWING OUR SR3-VERSION HD VIDEO ASSIST AT DIFFERENT FRAME RATES AND VIDEO SETTINGS:
-VP Hyper Tap Arri SRI/SRII HD Video Assist
**PLEASE NOTE: When using the Teradek Bolt or other wireless video transmitters with the Visual Products HD Video Tap, make absolutely sure of proper voltage input and polarity to your video transmitter prior to connecting the SDI cable from the output of your Hyper-Tap II. If either the voltage or polarity to the Teradek Bolt transmitter (or other video transmitters) is incorrect, damage to the internal electronic components of the video tap can occur and will void repair cost coverage under the video tap's warranty.